By Averil Cameron
For plenty of people, Byzantium is still “byzantine”—obscure, marginal, tough. regardless of the efforts of a few contemporary historians, prejudices nonetheless deform well known and scholarly figuring out of the Byzantine civilization, frequently decreasing it to a bad relation of Rome and the remainder of the classical global. during this booklet, popular historian Averil Cameron offers an unique and private view of the demanding situations and questions dealing with historians of Byzantium today.
The e-book explores 5 significant issues, all topics of controversy. “Absence” asks
why Byzantium is frequently omitted, neglected, or relegated to a sphere of its personal. “Empire” reinserts Byzantium into glossy debates approximately empire, and discusses the character of its method and its notable sturdiness. “Hellenism” confronts the query of the “Greekness” of Byzantium, and of where of Byzantium in smooth Greek cognizance. “The nation-states of Gold” asks what classes will be drawn from Byzantine visible paintings, and “The Very version of Orthodoxy” demanding situations current perspectives of Byzantine Christianity.
Throughout, the ebook addresses misconceptions approximately Byzantium, indicates why it's so very important to combine the civilization into wider histories, and lays out why Byzantium will be primary to ongoing debates concerning the relationships among West and East, Christianity and Islam, Catholicism and japanese Orthodoxy, and the traditional and medieval classes. the result's a forthright and compelling name to reassess where of Byzantium in Western historical past and mind's eye.
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Byzantine Matters by Averil Cameron